Forrest - Diploma Qualified Group Leader | ACT

Posted on 15-Sep-2017
Application Close Date: 12-Oct-2017
Early Childhood Educators
Position Type:
Permanent - Full time
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Guardian Early Learning Group - Forrest Early Learning Centre

This role offers you the opportunity to become the Room Leader at one of our incredible child care and early learning centres. You are also joining a dynamic early learning group that offers a supportive peers, and a host of professional development and career progression opportunities across our network of centres and support offices.

The Centre

This 140-place centre in Forrest has a fantastic outdoor environment and bright interiors filled with nature-inspired resources. Our state of the art facilities coupled with our unique Curriculum will inspire you in your pedagogical practice. We pride ourselves on our strong bonds with our families and provide a breakfast service which gives our educators a chance to interact with families.

Your Role

As Group Leader and Educator, it is your role to work as a support and mentor to other team members in providing a safe and stimulating educational environment which meets the social, cultural, emotional, and educational needs of the children and families.

Your role is to encourage family and child participation in curriculum decision making and to generally assist in the day to day operations of the centre.

Your experience

You'll be an educator with a child lead pedagogy philosophy, your experience building relationships with parents and children will be key to your success in this role.

As a Room Leader, you will work with other educators:

  • Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the centre community.
  • Lead a team of educators with focus on individual development and mentoring in the education, care, and supervision of each child at the centre.
  • Ensure compliance with the National Law and National Regulations
  • Actively contribute to the implementation and adoption of the Guardian Curriculum
  • Document children's learning and development.

We are looking for someone who meets most of the following criteria:

  • Completed Diploma in Children's Services along with sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework;
  • Experience working as a Room Leader in an Early Childhood Centre
  • Current First Aid Certificate/Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificates;
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and maintain a positive learning culture within the centre for children, for your families and for your Educator colleagues

Why work for us?

  • Guardian's own Reggio inspired Diploma
  • Learning & Development - Leadership skills, NQF and Curriculum training
  • Over the past year, 80 Guardian staff and Educators have attended Reggio
  • Flexible working hours
  • Guardian's Curriculum Project' that aims to provide both an inspirational and aspirational framework that guides the work of our educators in the learning and development of children. Our curriculum sits on top of the Early Years Framework.
  • Reggio Inspired Environments - Natural indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Guardian are sustainability champions having our ownSustainability Manager educating our staff and children on how to take better care of the world we live in.

About Guardian

Guardian Early Learning Group is a community of early childhood professionals dedicated to providing high quality early learning for our families and their children.

We started our journey in 2004 and today we operate over 90 early learning centres. We are seeking to become one of the most inspired early learning groups in the world by operating our centres to the very best of our ability, and growing cautiously through new centre acquisitions and developments.

Critical to our success is the team of Centre Managers who lead our centres, who we spoil with resources, support, development and friendships. If you are ready for greatness we invite you to apply to join our team.


What you'll appreciate the most is the amazingly diverse and talented group of colleagues you'll work with, who'll support your development and with whom you'll achieve great things.


'Guardian Early Learning Group is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and their welfare will always be our first priority. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered, and our policies, procedures and practices will ensure that child protection issues will be approached and managed in a way to ensure the best outcomes for all children"

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